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Tamara Payne

Tamara Payne served as the principal researcher and co-author on The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, which won the Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the National Book Award for Nonfiction, was longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, and was named a best book of the year by the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. Les Payne, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who served as an editor and columnist at Newsday, worked on The Dead Are Arising for nearly thirty years. Tamara, his daughter, completed the book after he died of a heart attack in 2018.

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Durst Distinguished Lecture Series